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Young children receive gym shoes donated by members from Cia Athletica clubs in Brazil

Old for new – Gymtopia article series with Health Club Management

This is the first in a series of Gymtopia articles with Health Club Management magazine during 2014. I hope you enjoy reading about this simple, but highly effective programme created by Cia Athletica clubs in Brazil:

Australian and New Zealand Fitness Industry Survey 2013

Since 2008 Ezypay has been conducting the Fitness Industry Survey across Australasia. Each year they survey both owners, managers and members across Australia and New Zealand. Here is an infographic summarising the 2013 results.

How to be good – Fitpro Business Magazine

Health and fitness clubs that act as a platform for social good ensure they are relevant to their communities, says Ray Algar. A few years ago, I created an online poll where I posed a question ... Read more »

Declining health of the United States

Nice infographic by Anytime Fitness showing the decline in the health of the United States. What good is wealth without health?

Physical inactivity is doing you no good

This infographic courtesy of Technogym illustrates some of the issues associated with physical inactivity. I am probably most guilty of sitting for far too long staring at my Mac screen - although I do have ... Read more »

Video interview – Mercado Fitness TV

Following my two talks to the IHRSA Brasil Conference in Sao Paulo, I was interviewed by Mercado Fitness TV, based in Argentina. Here is the video:

2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report

  This illustration summarises the key findings from the 2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report. Do you like this infographic? Please share some love on Twitter or Facebook: Click on the main graphic to enlarge.

Report cover for the 2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report — Ray Algar, Oxygen Consulting

2012 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report — Ray Algar, Oxygen Consulting

This report is a major update to my 2010 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report. This report’s primary purpose is to assist the reader in understanding ‘why’  low-cost gyms are gaining popularity in the UK and ... Read more »

Qual é o propósito central da sua academia e o que ela representa?

apresentação pela Ray Algar IHRSA/Fitness Brasil Sao Paulo 2012       Qual é o propósito central da sua academia e o que ela representa? from Ray Algar

Como as academias de baixo custo estão transformando o mercado global de academias

This presentation was delivered to Brazilian health and fitness operators in Sao Paulo during 2012. The presentation is available for download and purchase from the Oxygen Knowledge Store.

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Global launch of Gymtopia

Gymtopia is a digital story telling platform capturing the social impact projects powered by the global health and fitness industry. The project is now live and already features inspiring stories from the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Mexico. Please visit Gymtopia and get your organisation involved. Introductory video below (click on four arrows to enlarge video):